just remember that had voldemort picked neville to kill instead of harry and nevile was the boy who lived/the chosen one if neville had that lightening bolt scar severus snape would still be a death eater
it’s not like he thought being a death eater was wrong — it wasn’t until something directly affected him did he reconsider and idk about you but that is not my definition of “bravery” in the slightest
l’m loving all this recent hate on Snape omg
a few years ago I used to get into fucking BATTLES with anons who tried to come at me for publicly hating Snape
like I literally can’t with Snape stans
they’re always like “it doesn’t matter if he’s not a good person! he was the bravest person ever and was complex and interesting!!!”
there was literally nothing complex or interesting or brave about Snape
Dumbledore was far more complex than he was, and pretty much EVERYONE was braver than Snape was.
why do people think he was the bravest?? because he risked his life by being a spy???? ok but who in the series didn’t risk their lives
he isn’t even complex, he’s just an asshole with a crush on a dead woman who friend zoned him.
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Allydia AU: Allison and Lydia are girlfriends and they go on dates and hold hands and kiss a lot and everything is awesome
The sun has grown so very, very old. How long cold, fading death? How long? Welcome to Night Vale.
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
Soda/Pop/Coke: How Americans Talk
In 2003, then Harvard professor Bert Vaux conducted the Harvard Dialect Survey, in which he interviewed tens of thousands of Americans about how they talk, and released the results here.
In 2012, graduate student Joshua Katz used the data to create a beautiful set of interactive dialect maps.
And in 2013, The Atlantic called up a lot of people, asked them some of Bert Vaux’s questions, layered them over maps inspired by Katz’s and made the video above.